atrioventricular node


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Related to atrioventricular node: atrioventricular bundle, bundle of His, cardiac cycle, sinoatrial node, atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, Purkinje fibres

atrioventricular node

n.
A small mass of specialized cardiac muscle fibers, located in the wall of the right atrium of the heart, that receives electrical impulses from the sinoatrial node and directs them to the conduction system in the walls of the ventricles. Also called A-V node.

a′trioventric′ular node`


n.
a small mass of conducting muscle fibers in the heart, at the base of the right atrium, that transmits heartbeat impulses to the ventricles.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.atrioventricular node - a node of specialized heart muscle located in the septal wall of the right atriumatrioventricular node - a node of specialized heart muscle located in the septal wall of the right atrium; receives impulses from the sinoatrial node and transmits them to atrioventricular bundle
cardiac muscle, heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
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